CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Textile Knitting/Weaving Machine Setters Operators Tenders

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Knitting/Weaving Machine Setters Operators Tenders
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. Remove defects in cloth by cutting and pulling out filling.
 
Inspect products to ensure that specifications are met and to determine if machines need adjustment.
 
Observe woven cloth to detect weaving defects.
 
Thread yarn, thread, and fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines for weaving, knitting, or other processing.
 
Examine looms to determine causes of loom stoppage, such as warp filling, harness breaks, or mechanical defects.
 
Notify supervisors or repair staff of mechanical malfunctions.
 
Set up, or set up and operate textile machines that perform textile processing and manufacturing operations such as winding, twisting, knitting, weaving, bonding, and/or stretching.
 
Start machines, monitor operations, and make adjustments as needed.
 
Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.
 
Record information about work completed and machine settings.
 
Confer with co-workers to obtain information about orders, processes, or problems.
 
Stop machines when specified amounts of product have been produced.
 
Clean, oil, and lubricate machines, using air hoses, cleaning solutions, rags, oil cans, and/or grease guns.
 
Operate machines for test runs to verify adjustments and to obtain product samples.
 
Wash and blend wool, yarn, or cloth.
 
Program electronic equipment.
 
Study guides, loom patterns, samples, charts, and/or specification sheets, or confer with supervisors or engineering staff to determine setup requirements.
 
Repair or replace worn or defective needles and other components, using hand tools.
 
Install, level, and align machine components such as gears, chains, guides, dies, cutters, and/or needles to set up machinery for operation.
 
Adjust machine heating mechanisms, tensions, and speeds to produce specified products.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Knitting/Weaving Machine Setters Operators Tenders
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Knitting/Weaving Machine Setters Operators Tenders
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Knitting/Weaving Machine Setters Operators Tenders
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Knitting/Weaving Machine Setters Operators Tenders
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Related Work Experience Up to and including 1 month
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Knitting/Weaving Machine Setters Operators Tenders
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Automatic Full-Fashioned Hosiery Knitting Machine Operator
Automatic Pad-Making Machine Operator
Axminster Weaver
Belt Weaver
Blanket Weaver
Braid Pattern Setter
Broadloom Weaver
Carpet Loom Fixer
Carpet Weaver
Cloth Weaver
Cloth Wire Weaver
Crochet Machine Operator
Crocheter
Denier Control Operator
Dobby Loom Weaver
Drawing Hand
Drawing in Hand
Drawing in Machine Tender
Emblem Drawer-In
Footer
Fringe Weaver
Full-Fashioned Garment Knitter
Hand Frame Surgical Elastic Knitter
Harness Builder
Harness Placer
Harness Worker
Heddler Tier
Hose Maker
Hosiery Knitter
Indian Blanket Weaver
Jacquard Lace Weaver
Jacquard Loom Carpet Weaver
Jacquard Loom Heddles Tier
Jacquard Loom Weaver
Jacquard Plate Maker
Knitter
Knitter Mechanic
Knitter Operator
Knitting Machine Fixer
Knitting Machine Operator
Lace Weaver
Lacemaker
Latcher
Legger
Levers-Lace Machine Operator
Link Knitting Machine Operator
Link and Link Knitting Machine Operator
Loom Changer
Loom Control Chain Builder
Loom Fixer
Loom Operator
Loop Puller
Looper
Looping Machine Operator
Machine Operator
Manufacturing Assistant
Manufacturing Associate
Manufacturing Operator
Narrow Fabrics Weaver
Needle Felt Making Machine Operator
Needle Loom Operator
Needle Loom Setter
Needle Loom Weaver
Netting Weaver
Pattern Weaver
Pattern Wheel Maker
Patternmaker Helper
Plush Weaver
Quilter Fixer
Rib Knitter
Ribber
Ribbing Machine Operator
Ribbon Weaver
Rug Hooker
Rug Weaver
Sample Hand
Sample Weaver
Seamless Hosiery Knitter
Silk Weaver
Smash Fixer
Smash Hand
Smash Piecer
Smasher
Smasher Hand
Splicer
Surgical Elastic Knitter
Tag Maker
Tape Weaver
Threader
Threading Machine Tender
Tire Cord Weaver
Toeing Stockings
Top Knitter
Topper
Towel Weaver
Transfer Knitter
Tricot Knitter
Tube Knitter
Tufting Machine Operator
Velvet Weaver
Warp Knit Operator
Warp Knitting Machine Operator
Weaver
Weaver Apprentice
Web Knitter
Web Weaver
Webbing Weaver
Winder Operator
Wrap Knitting Machine Operator
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Knitting/Weaving Machine Setters Operators Tenders
 
 
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